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Assessment of the effects of disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1972-2010

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Assessment of the effects of disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1972-2010

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL. División de Desarrollo Sostenible y Asentamientos Humanos Physical Description: 41 p. Editorial: CEPAL Date: December 2015 ECLAC symbol: LC/L.3899

Description

The purpose of this work is to review ECLAC’s experience in assessing the economic and social impact of disasters. Toward that end, the database established according to assessment reports is described and the patterns of sectoral damage and losses from different types of events are defined.

Table of contents

Introduction .-- I. Disasters by sub-regions and countries .-- II. Disasters according to their origin: Climate disasters, Geological disasters, Mixed disasters, Biological disasters .-- III. Cost pattern of disasters .-- IV. Conclusions.